A Sugar Land woman was arrested in College Station early Thursday morning, accused of abandoning her two children in a rental home with dog feces for 10 hours.
According to police reports, officers were called to a house on the 3800 block of Westfield Drive after reports of individuals yelling. Police reported finding two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, unattended in the empty house. Police said the children told them that their mother — Patricia Dianne Rainosek, 28, of Sugar Land — had left them at the home at approximately 4 a.m. to travel to an unknown destination. Their mother had left behind a phone that had no cell service but could be used to communicate with Rainosek using social media. One officer noted that upon examining the phone, he noticed a large number of pornographic images were accessible.
Police also noted that dog feces and urine were found on the floor and couch, and that little food was available in the refrigerator.
Officers said Rainosek returned at 9 a.m. and told them she actually had left the home at 11 p.m. the night prior to travel to Houston, where she needed to retrieve her belongings from her ex-boyfriend’s home. She said she did not know anyone in College Station, and that she had rented the house for a week using a vacation lodging phone app.
Rainosek was arrested and charged with two counts of abandoning and endangering children with intent to return, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail and $10,000 in fines. She also faces four misdemeanor warrants from local agencies and Nueces County. Bond is set at $33,690.